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CothorCothor Houston, TXPosts: 163Member Uncommon

Are the Graphics really circa 2004 or are all of the screenshots and videos taken with low end systems?

 

Graphics don't make a game but when you are a decade behind and using the most popular RPG series to ever exist as your selling point, well, it seems like there is a problem with that.

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  • KrynKryn Wahiawa, HIPosts: 96Member
    This is a question that can't be answered.  Different strokes for different folks.  I think they are really good and no complaints but I am sure you will not get a clear answer here. Fanboi and haters will give you different answers.  
  • SatsunoryuSatsunoryu Mishawaka, INPosts: 285Member
    The graphics are actually pretty sweet.  Videos just don't do them justice.  They are gritty and dark, so if you want bright and colorful you won't find that in ESO.  They are also very detailed.  I'd say it's one of the better looking games in the genre.
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,616Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kryn
    This is a question that can't be answered.  Different strokes for different folks.  I think they are really good and no complaints but I am sure you will not get a clear answer here. Fanboi and haters will give you different answers.  

    It's well beyond "different strokes."  Personal preference has a reasonable range.

     

    But when someone says 2004, you know they either have no clue what 2004 was like or they're just trolling.

  • KrynKryn Wahiawa, HIPosts: 96Member
    Originally posted by Cothor
    I've been around longer than most, 1997. These graphics look about the same as Lineage 2, and hardly a step above EQ2

    So you already had your mind made up but still ask the question?  M'kay.  Since you been around since 97 this was a petty immature thing to do. 

  • iftachbyiftachby pardes hannahPosts: 33Member
    Originally posted by Cothor

    I've been around longer than most, 1997. These graphics look about the same as Lineage 2, and hardly a step above EQ2

     

    Wow. Not sure if trolling or not, but I'll bite.

    The game looks great and IMO is one of the better looking mmos . It is very detailed and the world is beautiful. Have you actually tried it?
  • angrielangriel KrakowPosts: 43Member
    Originally posted by Cothor
    I've been around longer than most, 1997. These graphics look about the same as Lineage 2, and hardly a step above EQ2

    This person should be banned immediately. His level of trolling is unhealthy and toxic to the the environment :)

    (Then again I wonder why he didn't go further; he should compare ESO to River Raid from Atari XE...) 

  • ThornrageThornrage Eastern North CarolinaPosts: 593Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tanaris
    Please, don't feed the trolls.

    I have added more dumb trolls to my ignore list in the past few weeks than I have added in the past 6 years.

    What is it about this game that has people trolling it so much?

    "I don't give a sh*t what other people say. I play what I like and I'll pay to do it too!" - SerialMMOist

  • ThornrageThornrage Eastern North CarolinaPosts: 593Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by angriel

    (Then again I wonder why he didn't go further and compare ESO to River Raid from Atari XE...) 

    Hey, I loved River Raid! Not a fair comparison! 

    :)

    "I don't give a sh*t what other people say. I play what I like and I'll pay to do it too!" - SerialMMOist

  • Lucid108Lucid108 RothburyPosts: 36Member
    Originally posted by Cothor
    I've been around longer than most, 1997. These graphics look about the same as Lineage 2, and hardly a step above EQ2

    97,  the year you were born in ?  Could explain why you have trouble remembering the graphics of 2004. 

    97 for me to, my problem is I went senile a few years ago.   Just spend my days drooling out the side of my mouth in the old peoples home.   But if I can squint real hard I can read chat, as someone said in game there's no breast physics, just best physics.  Benefit of being senile Is denying all knowledge is generally true :)

     

    and that is why Donald duck got so far, one shot from the presidency but for senility, bit like john wayne or whoever he was almost got shot.  Ronald McDonald, thank you, those were the days before Mad cow disease in the uk.

  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 4,733Member Uncommon
    Op sounds a bit butthurt for some reason.

     

    Cant afford a new gaming pc?

  • slimjim22slimjim22 albany, NYPosts: 41Member

    Well  Mr. I've been around longer then most, i was born in 76 and i can tell  ur on glue, graphics are just fine if u tweek ur settings and ESO has about the best graphics for an MMO. I've played most of em and i know the original was Muds not WoW.

    so please go get your eyes check thx!! :)

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,616Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cothor

    Trying to have a real conversation with nerds is impossible.

    Ok.. try this for an equally real conversation. Cothor rhymes with apple.... why? because I say so.

  • DerrosDerros Posts: 1,077Member Uncommon

    For  "realistic" style MMO, these are the best graphics yet, "to me"

     

    Heads and tails above unmodded Skyrim, which released 2011

     

     

  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,767Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by angriel
    Originally posted by Cothor
    I've been around longer than most, 1997. These graphics look about the same as Lineage 2, and hardly a step above EQ2

    This person should be banned immediately. His level of trolling is unhealthy and toxic to the the environment :)

    (Then again I wonder why he didn't go further; he should compare ESO to River Raid from Atari XE...) 

    Or pong.  I mean if you stick you face close enough to the screen it does look like pong.

  • BrixonBrixon Myrtle Beach, SCPosts: 259Member

    While the graphics may not be the same as Skyrim, it still feels very much like the ES universe. Keep in mind one of the main features of the game is the alliance vs alliance pvp. It was better for them to tone down the graphics so we can have a better pvp experience.

    In any case the graphics look good to me, but I'll take game play over graphics any day. I was also gaming in 2004, and don't remember any game that would compare graphics wise.

  • angrielangriel KrakowPosts: 43Member

    Or pong.  I mean if you stick you face close enough to the screen it does look like pong.

    OMG, you're right! It's just some moving pixels. Horrible, simply horrible.

    But you know what? I think even Zork had better graphics than ESO. 

  • GillleanGilllean NewYork, ALPosts: 169Member

    Graphic ..... a lot of good stuff is missing

    Details and art style is brilliant world one of most saturated enviroment !!!!!!!! no MMO with such details amount

    but texture quality and a lot of other graphical polishers are missing

     

    even up coming Archeage looks worse .....if there is a mmo that looks better than ESO from all ascpects is Black Dessert .

  • alterfenixalterfenix Bielsko-BialaPosts: 343Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cothor

    Are the Graphics really circa 2004 or are all of the screenshots and videos taken with low end systems?

     

    Graphics don't make a game but when you are a decade behind and using the most popular RPG series to ever exist as your selling point, well, it seems like there is a problem with that.

    2004 year graphics as in WoW? I guess no reason to compare that:-)

  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,478Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cothor
    I've been around longer than most, 1997. These graphics look about the same as Lineage 2, and hardly a step above EQ2

    I fully understand if you didn't upgraded your system since EQ2 or Lineage 2

    I honostly do not hope you actually been with games that long because due to your topic and response.

  • angrielangriel KrakowPosts: 43Member
    Originally posted by Thornrage
    Originally posted by angriel

    (Then again I wonder why he didn't go further and compare ESO to River Raid from Atari XE...) 

    Hey, I loved River Raid! Not a fair comparison! 

    :)

    It's all about love! :)

    And to answer your previous question: I think the more trolls, the better (in a way). They're needed in our little ecosystem. Their frustration and complexes are usually directed towards games with a potential. Or games many gamers have fun playing. They're the dementors of gaming world ;) 

  • VoiidiinVoiidiin Barrow, AKPosts: 817Member
    Originally posted by Cothor

    Trying to have a real conversation with nerds is impossible.

    Huh ?

    Did a nerd just insult nerds ?

    OP you do know you have been signed up to this website since 06 right ?

    Which would make you pretty nerdy.

    Course why you are using the word nerd in a negative aspect is beyond me, and why you feel you are above nerdism but others who visit this site are nerds is beyond me.

    Glad you decided that the graphics of this game are subpar to a game made in 2004, you should actually play both prior to commenting.

    Lolipops !

  • VoiidiinVoiidiin Barrow, AKPosts: 817Member
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by Cothor

    Trying to have a real conversation with nerds is impossible.

    Ok.. try this for an equally real conversation. Cothor rhymes with apple.... why? because I say so.

    i read that and i tried to rhyme them....

    Lolipops !

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